Organise is one of those words you hear about every day but do not pay too much attention to. Once you learn what it really means, though, you will start seeing its usage everywhere.
Organising is the process of putting things in order. You already organise things daily, in a filing cabinet or a closet, a drawer or even a computer. The word organisation itself derives from the Latin root organizare, which means “arrange or set in order or a system.”
If you are thinking about organising something, you could start to create order by laying things down flat, sorting them into piles, labelling them, or stacking them up. That is what we will show you in this guide to organise your reusable bags.
You may be familiar with the term reusable. You may have seen signs asking you to carry your own bags when you go shopping, only to realise that they have in fact left them at home. Reusable shopping bags can be used for multiple purposes. They are not meant to be single-use items; rather, they are meant to be used over and again. They are great for people who shop frequently and care about the environment. Some stores also offer incentives for bringing your own bags when you shop.
To help you use these reusable bags, here’s some useful advice for organising your bags so you don’t forget them when you go shopping.
1. Keep your reusable bags with items you pick last while stepping out
If you grab your keys last, make sure there is a pegboard near your key holder where you store your reusable bags. If it is shoes or jackets that you go for at the end, keep your bags stacked inside your jacket closet.
2. Park your reusable bags
You can store your reusable bags in the back of your car if you want to make sure they are always available. However, it is important to remember that most reusable bags that are made from cloth or jute can get dirty by being left in the car. Wash them frequently to keep them germ-free.
3. Invest in a micro-bag
This bag is ideal for those who live in an urban area and do not need to store their groceries at their house. You can use it for shopping trips around the neighbourhood, errands, and everyday use. This small bag holds approximately two kilograms of groceries and has a convenient handle and shoulder straps. You can even carry it in your handbag or car’s glove compartment.
4. Consider long term storage for high quality reusable bags:
Sort your bags into distinct categories according to their usage and keep them in the right place. You can choose from various high-quality bags according to your needs and preferences. It would be wise to store your occasional usage bags at an appropriate self storage facility, where you can retrieve them whenever needed. It is not necessary to keep them at home or expose them to dust and moisture.
5. Assign a Storage cabinet:
In many homes, a storage cabinet serves as the go-to solution when it comes to all spare items. Items such as empty plastic containers, reusable bags and other sundries which are used frequently find their way here. A helpful tip is that you should keep a list of items in the storage cupboard and post it on the inside of the door for everyone to see.
You will never forget your reusable bags ever again, and they will be put to best use while saving our environment.